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Sea Hunt, Cassini Style
04.12.07
 
Cassini successfully completed a flyby of Titan on April 10, 2007. The spacecraft flew over new parts of familiar terrain on the Saturnian moon -- its north polar region. In images from this radar pass, more lakes or seas are expected to be visible.

graphic showing Titan flyby for Apr. 10, 2007Image right: Artist concept of Apr. 10, 2007, Titan flyby. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Among the new parts of familiar terrain imaged was the other side boundary of the "black sea," which could tell scientists more about its size. Additionally, the radar team aligned this pass slightly southward so that it will line up with a future altimetry flyby planned for May 12.